South County Toastmaster-09/18/2019

Meeting Date:   09/18/2019        

Meeting Type/Theme:  Regular Meeting – Theme:  Your Favorite Junk Food   

Meeting Location:           Metropolitan Life Building

Called to Order:                                7:00 PM

Presiding Officer:             Victor Mattison, President

Officer Reports:               

  • President –Victor Mattison – No corrections to the meeting minutes from last week.  Approved as submitted.
  • Rich
    • Sarah Xu proposing Open House, Wednesday, October 9th meeting.
    • Discussion:
      • Jim S. -possibly doing Open House at Holiday Party
      • Susan M. –concerns that may be short notice. In past years Open House have been posted in the newspaper to help draw attention
      • Vick-Open a motion to have Open House on October 9th, hoping to attract guest that could become members before the new year.
    • Motion-Victor
    • Second-Rob
    • Vote –Majority in favor of having Open House, October 9th.
  • Victor and Debbie working to set up a joint meeting with another Toastmaster Club (TM)
    • Missouri Athletic TM club
    • There would be two joint meetings, one November 6th (5:30 meeting) at Missouri Athletic Club Location (Riverfront) and December 4th at South County Toastmaster location (Met Life)
      • More details to come about location etc. Debbie is in charge of logistics and will share schedule soon
    • Motion-Debbie
    • Second-Matt
    • Vote-Majority YES
  • Sandy-suggestion to highlight upcoming “Off Days” on weekly agenda
  • Victor-Collecting dues for Mike.
    • Follow up on Halloween costumes at Met Life building:
      • Costumes are ALLOWED, however NO masks or anything that can be taken as a weapon

Committee Reports:

  • Jim S.- 2/8 meetings for Youth TM completed
    • Comments: going very well

Unfinished Business:     

  • None

New Business:

  • Restarting “meeting after the meeting” AKA happy hour or drinks after the TM meetings
  • Proposed 1st meeting of the new month
    • Starting October (October 2nd, 2019)

Correspondence and Announcements:

  • Susan- Tom Terrific still in the hospital
    • Susan brought card for everyone to sign  

Meeting Roles:

Toastmaster: Jim Bubash
Greeter: Jim Salih
Invocator/CLE: Eli Hoxha
Grammarian: Victor Mattison-Word of the night: “Pizzazz”
Time Keeper: Sean Sheehan
Vote Counter: Brent Stewart
Ah Counter: Mattheew Clark
Camera Operator: Samira Mujdzic
Table Topics: Beth Bridwell
General Evaluator:George Kiser
Joke Master: Jim Salih

Speakers and Evaluators:

  Speakers Evaluators
1 Debbie Young Krista Butler
2 Abdul Aden Robert Van Winkle
3 Alan Kirby Donna Jordan
4 Sandy Roll Donald Coupe


Most Improved: Abdul Aden
Best Table Topics: Patrick Hunt
Best Evaluator:  Robert Van Winkle
Best Speaker: Abdul Aden

Members Present:

Aden, Abdul  
Brandt, Howard  
Bridwell, Beth  
Bubash, James  
Butler, Krista  
Clark, Matt  
Collier, Bill  
Coupe, Donald  
Denton, Kathy  
Harr, Jackie  
Hartupee, Anne  
Hendrickson, Carl  
Hoffman, Casey  
Hoxha, Eli  
Hunt, Patrick  
Jordan, Donna  
King, Geoff  
Kirby, Alan  
Kiser, George  
Mattison, Victor  
McCarty, Mike  
McConnell, Susan  
Mestdagh, Laurie  
Monteiro, Stanley  
Mudjzic, Samira  
Paul, Jerry  
Perper, JD  
Pitkin, Sarah  
Puskarich, Rich  
Roll, Sandy  
Salih, Jim  
Sheehan, Sean  
Shields, Dick  
Smelcer, Zach  
Spencer, Mary K  
Spurgeon, Jeannie  
Stewart, Brent  
Terrific, Tom  
VanWinkle, Robert  
Winheim, Steve  
Xu, Sarah  
Young, Debbie  

Meeting Rating:                7.4/10

Meeting Adjourned:      9:00 pm

Attendance:  23/ 42 members in attendance.  – 54% attendance  

Visitors:   Billal

Submitted by Eli Hoxha, Secretary

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